Thomas Hirschhorn: Substitution 2
9 March 2007 - 7 April 2007Thomas Hirschhorn is widely regarded as a leading artist of his generation. Best known for his sculptural constructions produced from disposable mass manufactured goods, Hirschhorn gathers together references and imagery culled from popular media alongside the work of radical theorists such as Gilles Deleuze and Georges Bataille. In recent works such as ‘Concretion' (2006) an overabundance of graphic images and sensationalist news headlines amplifies Hirschhorn's current preoccupation with war and its corruptions.
6 March 2004 - 8 May 2004Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Unfinished Walls, a major new project by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Hirschhorn's work highlights issues such as political oppression, human rights violations, regional wars, pollution, poverty and famine. By presenting an abundance of confrontational material, Hirschhorn implicates his audience in all of these issues. In Unfinished Walls - a metaphor for mental barriers, segregation and apathy - Hirschhorn continues to shock and inspire with an overload of visual information.
Thomas Hirschhorn: Laundrette
5 June 2001 - 21 July 2001Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present 'Laundrette', a major new work by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. This project, conceived specifically for the front space of the gallery, takes on the visual qualities of a laundrette. It evokes a similar atmosphere to that of a bright-lit, often uncomfortable space where a routine activity is carried out at regular intervals. The work is constructed from Hirschhorn's trademark materials: hand-made furniture, tape, mirrors, plastic, fake floor tiles, fake wooden walls, vintage television monitors and a wealth of text.